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19 Nov 2018
Steven Chilton Architects reveal mind-bending Puzzle Ball Theatre
Steven Chilton Architects reveal mind-bending Puzzle Ball Theatre   Steven Chilton Architects (SCA) have unveiled the first set of renderings for their mesmerising Puzzle Ball Theatre in Guangzhou, China. The 2,000-seat conceptual structure, which – if constructed – would serve as a venue for performances by Belgian drama company Dragone, is inspired by Chinese puzzle balls. .... More>>
19 Nov 2018
‘Surf City’ gets new sensory coastal spa
‘Surf City’ gets new sensory coastal spa   The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California, has opened a new 8,000sq ft (743sq m) Drift Spa. The spa is the latest addition at the Hilton resort, which opened a new nine-story, “suite-centric” Twin Dolphin Tower earlier this year. The full-service coastal spa includes a treatment menu with .... More>>
19 Nov 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 19 November 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 19 November 2018   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! In this broadcast, is Universal Studios planning a Jurassic World attraction? Plans for huge waterpark revealed at Mall of America and ambitious plans to build a mega-theme park in Kent is back on track. To watch the video, click here To .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
Construction begins on Miami’s Underline linear park
Construction begins on Miami’s Underline linear park   Work has started on the what is expected to become Miami’s next "world-class trail". Designed by landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, the 10-mile (16 km) Underline – Miami’s first integrated transport mobility corridor – will create new public realm beneath the city’s Metrorail guideway. .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
St Louis Zoo reveals plans for US$80m expansion
St Louis Zoo reveals plans for US$80m expansion   St Louis Zoo is planning to add a US$80m (€70.6m, £62.4m) expansion which would house a new breeding facility as well as new outdoor visitor experiences. According to the zoo's president and CEO Jeffrey Bonner, the breeding facility is expected to open in 2021, while the outdoor attractions are likely to be .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
Dollywood, Universal and Fantawild among 2018 TEA Thea Awards winners
Dollywood, Universal and Fantawild among 2018 TEA Thea Awards winners   The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has revealed the winners of this year's Thea Awards. Dollywood theme park took home the Thea Classic Award, while the prestigious Buzz Price Thea Lifetime Award was awarded to Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative and vice chair of Universal Parks & Resorts. .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
The Pavilions Hotels launches Nepal’s first-ever tented eco-villas
The Pavilions Hotels launches Nepal’s first-ever tented eco-villas   Luxury group The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts will soon debut the Himalayas Lake View – the first tented eco-villas in Nepal. Designed by Wonaw & Associates and Coconut Groove Interiors, the eight villas – which range between 40 and 82 sq m – are located on the shore of Phewa Lake in Pokhara. The resort provides a .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
Anytime Fitness' parent company acquires Basecamp Fitness – plans to roll out franchise globally
Anytime Fitness' parent company acquires Basecamp Fitness – plans to roll out franchise globally   Self Esteem Brands, owner of Anytime Fitness, has acquired a new fitness concept with plans to franchise it worldwide. Basecamp Fitness – developed by entrepreneur Nick Swinmurn – currently has five locations in California and is based on providing high-energy workouts. Designed to increase members' .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
Susan Cain to deliver opening keynote at 2019 ISPA
Susan Cain to deliver opening keynote at 2019 ISPA   New York Times best-selling author and top TED Talk speaker Susan Cain will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo taking place 11-13 September 2019 in Las Vegas, US. The event’s theme, ‘Evolve’, will highlight the growth of the industry and the positive road that lies ahead. .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
IAAPA 2018: WhiteWater and Cirque du Soleil announce plans to 'redefine' waterpark experience
IAAPA 2018: WhiteWater and Cirque du Soleil announce plans to 'redefine' waterpark experience   WhiteWater West and Cirque Du Soleil have announced a brand new partnership to bring Cirque-themed waterparks to life in multiple locations worldwide. Revealed during the IAAPA Attractions Expo, plans for Cirque du Soleil attractions created by WhiteWater are currently being developed, with multiple parties .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
Europe’s largest wooden superstructure will rise in France
Europe’s largest wooden superstructure will rise in France   A team led by French architecture firm Triptyque has designed Ecotone, a mixed-use development projected to become one of the largest wooden structures in the world. The €300m ($340m, £261.5m) project, which will feature biophilic and biomimetic elements – such as terraced hillsides inspired by bird and bee .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
Sandcastle-like Dune Museum opens on China’s Gold Coast
Sandcastle-like Dune Museum opens on China’s Gold Coast   The Ullen Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA) has opened a sandcastle-like museum outside Beijing on China’s Gold Coast. Located in the Aranya Gold Coast Community on the shore of the Bohai Sea, UCCA Dune is the region’s first major contemporary art institution. Designed by Li Hu and Huang Wenjing of OPEN .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
Good Spa Guide names best UK spas
Good Spa Guide names best UK spas   Winners of this year's Good Spa Guide Awards were announced last night (13 November) at a gala dinner at the SpaLife Conference in Birmingham, UK. The awards, designed to recognise excellence in the UK spa industry, include two categories: The Regional Awards and the Reader's Choice National Awards, with nine .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
New edition of ‘Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards’ book adds 50 pages
New edition of ‘Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards’ book adds 50 pages   The Global Wellness Institute has released the third edition of the Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards. The popular book, which has been expanded by 50 pages, is a primer for designing and building thermal experiences and wet areas at commercial properties or in residential homes. .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
IAAPA 2018: 11 pioneers Inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame
IAAPA 2018: 11 pioneers Inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame   The International Association of Amusement Parks and and Attractions (IAAPA) has inducted 11 global attractions industry pioneers into its IAAPA Hall of Fame. The latest cohort includes Dr. Harry Wegeforth, creator of the San Diego Zoo and Gary Story, co-founder of Premier Parks and former president of Six .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
Limassol's Parklane to open Kalloni Spa
Limassol's Parklane to open Kalloni Spa   The Parklane resort – previously the Le Meridien Limassol – is set to open its new Kalloni Spa as part of an estimated €70m (US$83m, £62m) renovation. Now part of Marriott's Luxury Collection, the Cypriot resort is well-known for its thalassotherapy offerings, which will continue to be a focal point for the .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
Paris to build global 'City of Gastronomy' complex
Paris to build global 'City of Gastronomy' complex   UNESCO-supported culture directive Gastronomic Meal of France (RGF) is gearing up to develop Paris’s first food-focused city within a city. The new 17.3-acre centre, which will rise in the city’s Rungis International Market, will be designed by architects Denis Huerre and F8 Architecture and will feature a .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
Premier League appoints Susanna Dinnage as CEO
Premier League appoints Susanna Dinnage as CEO   The English Premier League has appointed Susanna Dinnage as its CEO. Dinnage – who will become the league's first female chief – is seen as a left-field appointment as she has no previous experience of the football industry. She has spent her entire career in broadcasting and joins from media organisation .... More>>
14 Nov 2018
Breaking: Calgary public votes 'no' to 2026 Olympics
Breaking: Calgary public votes 'no' to 2026 Olympics   Canadian city Calgary's hopes to host the 2026 Winter Olympics Games are all but over, after a public vote saw the city's residents reject the plans. The city conducted a plebiscite to gauge public opinion on whether or not there is sufficient interest to submit a bid. When the results came in, 56 per cent .... More>>
13 Nov 2018
IAAPA 2018: David Rosenberg confirmed as chair for 2019
IAAPA 2018: David Rosenberg confirmed as chair for 2019   David Rosenberg will become the first representative of the zoo and aquarium sector to lead IAAPA, after he was confirmed as chair of the board for 2019. Rosenberg, vice president at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, will take over the chairmanship of the attractions industry's international trade .... More>>
13 Nov 2018
EYRC Architects and Tom Wiscombe team up to create 'community of tomorrow' in the desert
EYRC Architects and Tom Wiscombe team up to create 'community of tomorrow' in the desert   American cryptocurrency company Blockchains LLC has selected Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (EYRC) and Tom Wiscombe Architecture to design a futuristic city on the outskirts of Reno in Nevada, US. The brainchild of lawyer and Blockchains CEO Jeffrey Berns, Innovation Park – the new Fintech community – .... More>>
13 Nov 2018
Harris Museum and Art Gallery to undergo £10.7m transformation
Harris Museum and Art Gallery to undergo £10.7m transformation   The Harris Museum in Preston, UK is to merge its museum, art gallery and library as part of plans to "revolutionise" the regional attraction's visitor experience. According to Tim Joel, the museum's deputy head of culture, the creation of an unsegregated space will mean visitors can "come on a journey of .... More>>
13 Nov 2018
Flagship Nuxe spa opens in Italy
Flagship Nuxe spa opens in Italy   French luxury natural cosmetic brand Nuxe has opened its first branded spa in Italy, located in the Santo Stefano Spa Relais, a Biellese farmhouse with 76 bedrooms as well as a restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness area, and conference room for 300. The Italian flagship spa is on two floors of 250sq m each, .... More>>
13 Nov 2018
Undersea living: Maldives unveils world’s first underwater villa
Undersea living: Maldives unveils world’s first underwater villa   MURAKA – the world’s first underwater residence – has opened at Hilton Hotels’ Conrad Rangali in the Maldives. The new US$15m (€13.3m, £11.6m) space, which is set five metres beneath the Indian Ocean, spreads over two levels and features three bedrooms, a gym, bar, and infinity pool. Guests at the Crown .... More>>
12 Nov 2018
IAAPA 2018: Karen Staley joins the Triotech leadership team
IAAPA 2018: Karen Staley joins the Triotech leadership team   Karen Staley has joined Triotech as regional VP of sales in the US. She assumes the leadership role from today (12 November), at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando Florida. Staley was formerly senior VP of IAAPA EMEA and IAAPA North America. Gabi Salabi, chief commercial officer at Triotech said. "Karen .... More>>
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